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Address: Hospitalna vul. 24A, Kiev 01133, Ukraine
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Interesting, somewhat-hidden piece of Kyiv

With a bit of research ahead of your visit, the Kyiv Fortress is actually a really interesting and unpretentious attraction close to the city center. Beyond the grounds themselves... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

With a bit of research ahead of your visit, the Kyiv Fortress is actually a really interesting and unpretentious attraction close to the city center. Beyond the grounds themselves and their history, the views of the city from vantage points at the fortress are amazing! The on-site museum/exhibition hall requires a modest fee but I thought it was worth it... More 

1 Thank Kyle_from_Colorado
Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

you can walk the grounds and the ramparts for free. The museum cost 14 UAH (at current rates € 0,5). So for this price you should visit it. Some maquettes, some war stuff and uniforms, and a few rooms. On the rampart you have a view over Kiev city.

1 Thank jve0165
Chard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

visited this place in feb 2015 and it looked great in the snow! as other reviews have said the museum is only some underground rooms and tunnels but it was interesting enough for a couple of hours and cost pennies to enter .The view from the ramparts is pretty good too

Thank 15des1976
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Give this place a miss. The fortress is nothing special at all. it cost approx $10 USD for entry and is by no means anything special at all. Do yourself a favor and save your money. On the upper level of the fortress a person can get some ok photos but not great as the field of view is blocked... More 

1 Thank Hw S
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Visited in July 2014. Not very interesting museum, because: 1) fortress (actually the wall only) in Kiev obviously was restored few years ago with new bricks; 2) the museum offers to visit two buildings only (be careful - when you look on the internet to pictures of the fortress - you see pictures of fortress buildings used by some local... More 

Thank Romas J
Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Interesting excursion, very big area. Nice view from the top of the hill. Only was hard to find ticket place and toilet is awful.

1 Thank SunnyDaria
Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2013

I was there last summer and like the exterior a lot. The story behind the castle is very interesting too. located in the very center of the city, it seldom catches the eye of a regular tourist, and therefor (maybe) is still well preserved. Although, I expected to be able to enter the castle but for some reason everything except... More 

Thank Chihiro L
Kiev, Ukraine
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 November 2012

Highly recommended to visit this fortress. Founded in the 19th c. this object attracts visitors by its interesting architecture. Museum has more than 17k exhibits and many of them are very intersting.

1 Thank Vlad K
Stevenage, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2012

I have been in Kiev many times but did not know of the fort until I read Trip Advisor. I have to say now , I love any thing history or military.......The fort structure is impressive and access to the ramparts is provided with good views around much of the city. In the Museum there are items displayed from 700... More 

1 Thank Keith W
Haworth, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2012

We visited the fort hoping it might be something special, but unfortunately there is not a lot to see. There is some English and entry is only a few bucks, but the exhibits are not terribly interesting and the fort itself is not much to look at. Exhibits include a small section on the prison (a few cells outfitted, kind... More 

2 Thank misswhitneypaige

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